Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, a team of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and other health care professionals work together to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people who need pulmonary valve repair or pulmonary valve replacement. If you have other health concerns in addition to pulmonary valve disease, care providers can often evaluate and treat other conditions during your visit.

Advanced technology and treatment

Mayo Clinic is an established pioneer in the field of cardiovascular surgery, and our cardiovascular surgeons perform more than 4,500 cardiac surgeries each year.

People who come to Mayo Clinic for pulmonary valve disease treatment have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities. Mayo Clinic health care providers routinely use the latest cardiac MRI and other imaging technologies to evaluate pulmonary valve disease and help determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons and care providers offer the latest pulmonary valve disease treatment options, including minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive procedures, such as transcatheter and valve-in-valve pulmonary valve replacement, use smaller incisions and may involve a quicker recovery.

Mayo Clinic surgeons are experienced in complex pulmonary valve repair and replacement of deteriorating replacement valves using hybrid and customized procedures involving stents, patches and other techniques to prolong valve life.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have extensive experience in pulmonary valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement.

Each year, Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons perform about 90 pulmonary valve repairs and pulmonary valve replacements.

Health care providers in Mayo's Valvular Heart Disease Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating people with pulmonary valve disease and other heart valve diseases.

Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience treating children with pulmonary valve disease and other heart conditions.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

    This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.